Big Horn County reports 16th COVID-related death

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Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 18:26:02-04

Big Horn County officials announced Monday the county's 16th COVID-19-related death, a man in his 70s.

The man had been hospitalized prior to his death.

In addition, the county announced nine new COVID-19 cases, Monday.

Seven likely contracted the disease through community spread, while the other two had known contacts, according to county health officials.

Big Horn County now has 680 cumulative cases of COVID-19. The county has 116 active cases, and 548 people have recovered.